Get a new perspective on power at the Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre.
The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre tour is valuable for students who are studying electricity, energy and renewable resources. Students will experience the wonder of the second largest generating facility on the Columbia River, including a breathtaking view of the 175 metre-high dam wall.
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There are worksheets and handouts within each teacher guide that can be photocopied for students.
At 5 km north of Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Dam is the second largest generating facility on the Columbia River on the Canadian side of the border. When built in 1984, the powerhouse generated 1,980 megawatts from four turbines. Since the addition of the fifth unit in 2010, the dam’s output has increased by 500 megawatts. That's enough additional electricity to power 40,000 homes per year.
Inside the Visitor Centre is a gift shop with science-related items, souvenirs, and snacks.
Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre – First Nations Gallery
The First Nations Gallery presents a chronological history of contact between the First Nations people and the early settlers starting in 1793 and discusses some of the traditions and culture of the Ktunaxa, Okanagan, and Shuswap. While these First Nations people share some similarities in their traditional ways of life, each group is distinct with unique features.
Before you go
What to bring
Create a magnetic field with electrical circuits.
A fun activity booklet follows the journey of electricity from a dam to our homes.
Experience the history, power, and place that is Stave Falls.
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